American Express Unstaged: using storytelling to transform online music

Brands and musicians have an uneasy alliance. For every generation defining Michael Jackson and Pepsi coupling, there’s a whincingly regretful pairing of Iggy Pop and Swiftcover.

In the last few years, more and more recording artists are hooking-up with large brands in order to reach a wider audience and make up for dwindling record sales, and it seems brands are much more willing to invest in the music industry lately, especially in terms of live music and event creation.

American Express has recently linked many different media strands together, including live music, online streaming, social video and social media,  to create Unstaged, a channel that caters for an online, music hungry audience while offering effective brand promotion.

Let’s take a look at the ways American Express Unstaged brings the offline, online with storytelling.